De Alberto Dorado and Saitina, awarded with the Gold Medal in the 24 edition of the reference contest of generous wines of Spain.
De Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda and Saitina have been awarded two Gold Medals at the twenty-fourth edition of the Mezquita de Córdoba Awards, one of the most important wine competitions in Spain and the reference contest specialized in wines with generous oxidative aging, a category in which the award-winning wines of Bodegas De Alberto have stood out.
The contest, organized by the associations Aula del Vino and the Wine Academy of Córdoba and endorsed, year after year, by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment and by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Junta de Andalucía, aims to the recognition of the quality of the wines presented, as well as the dissemination of the oenological culture and the support to the wine growers and producers.
The results were announced this week after the deliberation of 35 wine tasters from all over Spain, about 320 wine samples presented, 80% Spanish, and 20% Portuguese. This Gold Medal for De Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda, from Bodegas Hijos by Alberto Gutiérrez, joins the Great Gold Medal obtained just a week ago at the Vinespaña National Wine Competition 2018, as well as the important prize list of prizes obtained by this wine, among which is the Great Gold Medal in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
Bodegas De Alberto is the only DO Rueda winery that, with its De Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda, has maintained since its birth in the 40s the elaboration of the historic golden wine, rigorously adhering to the traditional methodology: developing a aging Oxidative in outdoor demijohns and a solera aging in large boots with a mother wine of more than 70 years.
The Gold Medal of the Mezquita Awards also for Saitina, is an important recognition for Bodegas De Alberto in regards to its elaborations of generous wines with oxidative aging. Saitina has been appreciated as a sweet white wine with a clear and clean aroma, with a memory of raisins and dates, and sweet and unctuous on the palate.